Report: Milan leading race to sign 57-goal Bundesliga playmaker – €13.5m deal offered

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are leading two other clubs in the race to sign Mario Gotze on a free transfer ahead of next season, a report claims.

Ralf Rangnick is set to arrive as Milan’s new head coach and head of recruitment this summer as we confirmed earlier today, with a number of players expected to arrive in yet another overhaul.

Calciomercato.com reported on Monday that Gotze will not renew his contract with Borussia Dortmund which expires at the end of the month, with Milan are one of the clubs interested in the idea of signing him.

The outlet stated that Rangnick is a keen admirer of the player, though Lazio, Hertha Berlin and OGC Nice are also apparently keen.

Now, a report from Spanish transfer outlet Todofichajes.com has claimed that Milan are in fact ahead of both Lazio and Nice, having offered the 28-year-old a €4.5m-a-year deal (net) until 2023.

Across his spells with FC Bayern and BVB, Gotze has 57 goals and 61 assists in 230 Bundesliga appearances.

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